The City of Cape Town’s My Clean Green Home pop-up has moved back to Green Point Urban Park This innovative exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to do a walkthrough of a net-zero carbon home and imagine what a truly green city would look like.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the exhibit on June 5th 2021, World Environment Day.
The compact home is the epitome of the City’s vision for a more climate-resilient and carbon neutral future. It gives visitors a chance to walk through and experience what life could be like in a net zero carbon home. The pop-up was based at Green Point Urban Park in March before moving on to Vangate Mall. It will now remain permanently in the park, which is a living example of a sustainable and inclusive space in an urban environment.
The City has recently launched a climate change response and resilience campaign, Let’s ACT. For a Stronger Cape Town. It encourages residents, communities, businesses and organisations to join us in helping to build a stronger, healthier, more equal and sustainable, future-fit Cape Town. The City has long been a leader in its climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.
‘This future-fit home contains a range of ideas, strategies, technologies and behaviours that we could all benefit from as even small actions can make a difference, irrespective of our walks of life. As part of the City’s actions against climate change and to make Cape Town stronger, we are aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050. The City has committed that all new buildings in Cape Town will be net zero carbon by 2030. While net zero carbon homes are seemingly challenging to create, the home aims to showcase the technologies and building techniques that already exist and which are becoming increasingly within reach of the average household. The design incorporates solar power generation, passive cooling, rainwater harvesting, and an edible food garden,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti.
For those who would like a virtual tour, please see the video below: